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Friday movie roundup – March 12

Friday, March 12th, 2010

It’s my fifth year at the South By Southwest Film Festival in sunny Austin. I will try to keep you apprised of my doings via this blog and the Twitter (@EricDSnider).

In the meantime, you shouldn’t bother very much with “Green Zone,” starring Matt Damon as a fellow looking for WMDs in Iraq in 2003. (Spoiler alert: he doesn’t find any.) You should bother even less with “Our Family Wedding” (review at Film.com), which you probably weren’t thinking of seeing anyway.

In limited release, Roman Polanski’s “The Ghost Writer” (review at Film.com) is a solid Hitchcock-style suspense thriller, making two such films by Oscar-winning directors inside of a month (“Shutter Island” being the other).

Two other films opened in wide release, “She’s Out of My League” and “Remember Me,” but my travels prevented me from attending the screenings.

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